The candidates for the Sheffield City Regional mayor have been revealed, after the deadline for nominations closed at 4pm this afternoon.
Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis has already been revealed as the Labour candidate and, if elected, will continue with his parliamentary duties after Labour HQ backed down over a controversial new ruling barring MPs from running for mayoral roles.
The Conservatives have nominated Ian Walker for the mayoral role. Mr Walker lives in Hallam, where he stood as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate at the last two general elections.
The Yorkshire Party has selected Mick Bower, from Whiston, who stood for Rotherham MP in 2017 and said that, if elected, he would “fight to get the best devolution deal available for the people of South Yorkshire”
The Liberal Democrats have selected businesswoman and campaigner Hannah Kitching to stand in the mayoral race. Ms Kitching, from Penistone, runs a Sheffield-based manufacturing business with her husband.
Naveen Judah has been selected as the candidate for South Yorkshire Save Our NHS. The Rotherham resident, who is the treasurer of the National Health Action Party, wants to "fight back against the rationing, privatisation and service closures being rolled out in the region".
Rob Murphy, Speaker for the Green Group on Sheffield Council has been selected for the Greens. After realising the high costs of standing in the election the party started a crowdfunding campaign to raise a necessary £8,000 to stand.
David Allen , from Doncaster, has been announced as the candidate for the English Democrats. He has previously stood for election as Mayor of Doncaster and as a candidate for South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner.
Elections will take place on Thursday, May 3, the deadline to register to vote is 12noon on Tuesday, April 17.